Colin Wood

Colin Wood

Managing Editor

Colin Wood is the managing editor of StateScoop and EdScoop. He's reported on government information technology policy for the past decade, on topics including cybersecurity, IT management and governance, health care, public safety and criminal justice reform. He lives in the Sacramento area with his family.

City

Newark, New Jersey, technology chief Steve Emanuel to step down

by Colin Wood • 5 days ago

After 18 months heading Newark's IT, the former statewide CIO will take a consulting position with CGI to assist state and local government agencies in New Jersey.

City

Pandemic kindled 'newfound interest' in government's IT modernization project

by Colin Wood • 5 days ago

Google executive Todd Schroeder said recent successes rapidly upgrading legacy systems in state and local government will have a lasting effect on the mindsets of IT leaders.

City

Coalition urges Senate to provide immediate pandemic relief to state and local governments

by Colin Wood • 6 days ago

A coalition of businesses, unions and government organizations urged Congress to pass financial relief to avoid state and local budget disasters.

State

Nearly 75% of states launched chatbots to aid pandemic response

by Colin Wood • 1 week ago

Surging demand at health and labor departments spurred adoption of chatbots in state government, according to a new NASCIO report.

State

Could the pandemic enable CIOs to 'reinvent' government?

by Colin Wood • 2 weeks ago

The pandemic transformed the state government workforce. Two state chief information officers said they plan to build on some of those improvements after they return to the office.

State

Maryland joins analytics platform to monitor sex offenders

by Colin Wood • 2 weeks ago

Maryland has become the 21st state to adopt OffenderWatch, a tool that helps police focus their efforts on offenders identified to be at the highest risk of reoffending.

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